Kemil Beach

Michigan City, Indiana

Kemil Beach is a great place to go for a hike along the Dune Ridge Trail. There are no lifeguards at this beach. Parking and restrooms are available. Pets are permitted on the beach after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 29th, 2020. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 30th, 2020 at 4:39 PM.
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Current Weather
23°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Kemil Beach is sampled weekly from May 23th to August 30th.

Source Information

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) implements the Lake Michigan Beach Monitoring and Notification Program in partnership with beach managers and their staff who collect and test water samples from Lake Michigan beaches. Health departments in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Swim Drink Fish updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

Water Quality Graph

Kemil Beach

Michigan City, Indiana

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 29th, 2020. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 30th, 2020 at 4:39 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
23°C
Cloudy

Kemil Beach is a great place to go for a hike along the Dune Ridge Trail. There are no lifeguards at this beach. Parking and restrooms are available. Pets are permitted on the beach after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

Monitoring Frequency

Kemil Beach is sampled weekly from May 23th to August 30th.

Source Information

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) implements the Lake Michigan Beach Monitoring and Notification Program in partnership with beach managers and their staff who collect and test water samples from Lake Michigan beaches. Health departments in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Swim Drink Fish updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

Water Quality Graph

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